Parker started Kindergarten this Wednesday. It was a day of much anticipation and I confess I kept waking up to look at the clock.
For the past 2 years Parker has been asking when he would get to ride the school bus that drives past our house almost every morning and afternoon. So Wed. morning with backpack and lunch box packed and armed with our epi-pens and benadryl we walked to the bus stop. After Parker was on the bus, he waved until we were out of sight and then Meadow and I hopped in the van and followed him to school.
We beat the bus to school and waited for him to arrive and then we walked him to his class. Hugs and brave smiles all around. Only when I got to the Office to drop off the epi-pens and benadryl did the tears sneak out. It couldn't be helped. I saw another Mother with a second grader doing the same thing and she gave me a hug and said it's going to be all right. Other mothers with Kindergartners nodded knowingly and blinked a little faster than normal and there were even some sympathy tears from a wonderfully kind office lady.
Meadow and I had a peaceful day and It seemed very quiet around here without our sweet and boisterous fella. I knew he was in good hands. He had a great day and he must have behaved himself very well too because he had all of this pent up loudness and energy exploding from him once he got home. lol.